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CCCT | 27 APRIL - 1 MAY |CTICC 2 | CAPE TOWN

CCA | 26-29 SEPT | JHB EXPO CENTRE | JOHANNESBURG

DeVille Vannik

DeVille Vannik

Stuntman and Fight Choreographer | Co-owner of Turbo Action

Born in Pretoria, South Africa, DeVille was drawn to martial arts and gymnastics from an early age. Growing up he was inspired by the work of Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee. After discovering the discipline of Parkour DeVille was cast in an international Coca Cola commercial in 2009 where he performed parkour stunts across the rooftops of Johannesburg. He went on to compete globally in parkour and represented South Africa at the Red Bull Art of Motion in the United States. After meeting the founders of Team Tempest, he was invited to become one of the first coaches at the esteemed Tempest Freerunning Academy in Los Angeles. Here DeVille worked and trained with some of the top stunt professionals in Hollywood and learned valuable knowledge and skills in performing and creating world-class action. Other notable shows he has performed on include HBO's Warrior, FOX's Raised by wolves, NBC's Blindspot, Netflix’s Black Mirror, and BBC's Troy: Fall Of A City. DeVille is a veteran of the Bollywood film industry too, having stunt doubled and performed in blockbusters like War, Pathan, Jawan, and Tiger 3. DeVille has had the opportunity to double for actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Ethan Hawke, Tiger Shroff, Richard Madden, Guy Pearce, Evan Peters and Barry Pepper.

All Sessions by DeVille Vannik

DAY FIVE POP CULTURE CONTENT 01 May 2024
16:50 - 17:15

MOVIES AND TV: SO YOU WANT TO BE A STUNTS PROFESSIONAL? - PRO TIPS

POP CULTURE STAGE

Ever dreamed of being the stunt performer who leaps from tall buildings, engages in intense fight choreography, or pilots high-speed vehicles on the big screen? This exclusive panel offers an inside look at the captivating world of professional stunts.

Join industry veterans Reon Van Der Watt and Deville Vannik as they share their expert insights and advice for aspiring stunt performers. Learn about the rigorous training, safety protocols, and specialized skills required to thrive in this high-adrenaline field.

Discover the keys to breaking into the stunt industry, navigating union requirements, and building a successful career. Hear firsthand accounts of their most memorable and death-defying stunts, as well as the reality behind the glamour of Hollywood action sequences.

Whether you're an action junkie or simply fascinated by the art of cinematic stunts, this is your chance to get an unfiltered peek behind the scenes. Prepare to be inspired and armed with the knowledge to take your first steps toward becoming a stunt professional.